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Masters degrees in Petroleum Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to extract, process and refine petroleum for domestic and industrial use.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
Courses in this field train you in the industry processes involved in the production of gas and oil. You will build your understanding on reservoir engineering, drilling and well analysis and hydrocarbon production through a range of techniques.
For example, research may include studying the properties of rocks, gauging saturation and fluid flow using equipment such as digitised contact angle apparatus and thermos-gravimetric apparatus.
You will also gain an understanding of petroleum geoscience, which may include methods in GIS (geographical information systems) and lab work, investigating matters such as mud density.
Expertise in this field may be applied to a range of industrial practices, including offshore engineering and maintenance of submarine systems, legislative roles in large utility companies, as well as positions in service companies and consultancies.
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The MSc is developed by Royal Holloway at one of the UK's leading centres for Earth Science research. Read more
Aberdeen has been a major world hub and European headquarters to the oil and gas industry with major FTSE 100 multinationals located in the city since the 1970s and the city and industry is world renowned for its learning and innovation. Read more
This is a flexible online programme from University of Aberdeen set in the European hub of the oil and gas industry offers you a variety of study options to gain your MSc in Petroleum Engineering from as little as 36 months to a maximum of 72 months to complete with 10-12 hours of study per week on average. Read more
Despite great efforts to develop alternative and renewable energies, petroleum demand continues to rise and will remain a substantial feedstock for transportation and the chemicals industry. Read more
Petroleum engineering is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands. Read more
You can study Safety and Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas flexibly from anywhere in the world as this delivery is online and direct from University of Aberdeen in the European oil and gas hub. Read more
Petroleum engineering is key to the functioning of the modern world, providing both energy and materials for industry. Teesside is a major European centre for the chemical and petroleum processing sector, making it an ideal location for individuals seeking to study for an MSc with industrial relevance. Read more
Developed as one of the first of its kind in the UK, the course is relevant for engineering graduates who intend to enter or enhance their career prospects in the oil or natural gas industry. Read more
The modern society relies on the work of Chemical Engineers who develop and design the processes that make the useful products for the society by efficient use and management of resources including water and energy while controlling health and safety procedures and protecting the environment. Read more
Recent events highlight that the future is never certain. But as we enter the fourth Industrial Revolution, we can be sure that developing trends such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics will make radical changes our everyday lives sooner than predicted.
The School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds is globally renowned for its teaching and research, with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum and nuclear engineering.